Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
It was an incredible week, the weather held for the most part and the golf was outstanding. This event would not have been possible with the work of all the volunteers and especially the Tournament Chair and Club Captain Chris and Debbie Couch.
Defending Champion Mary Ann Hayward of
Mary Ann Hayward successfully defended her 2010 title with a final round even-par 72, the low round of the week at this year’s tournament.
“I guess my rounds got better each day. Even though I shot the same score in round one and two I felt I played much better,” said
Tournament Chair Chris Couch and Whitevale Club Captain Debbie Couch with 2011 Royale Cup Winner Mary Ann Hayward.
The trophey is awarded!
Chris Couch presenting winner Mary Ann Hayward with a gift from the Club.
Golf Canada's Liz Hoffman presenting Chris and Debbie Couch with a thank you gift to Whitevale Golf Club.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Terrill Samuel takes one shot lead heading into final round at Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Senior Championship
Terrill Samuel, from Etobicoke, Ont., is the new leader after carding a second-round 3-over par (75). Samuel, who is playing in her first championship, made 2 birdies on the day en route to the lowest round carded in the first two rounds. The 2011 Ontario Senior Women’s champion, currently sits at 9-over par (153).
First round leader and defending champion Mary Ann Hayward of Aurora, Ont., shot her second consecutive 5-over par (77) to sit at 10-over par (154), one shot back of leader Samuel.
British Columbia Golf Hall of Fame member Jackie Little of Port Alberni, B.C., remains in the hunt for the championship as the 2008 and 2009 Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Senior Champion shot a 6-over par (78) today. Little, who won her second B.C. Senior Women’s Championship earlier this season, sits at 11-over par (155) for the championship.
In the inter-provincial team competition
The Super Senior division, Marylou Henderson of Essex, Ont., carded an impressive 4-over par (76) to take a one stroke lead heading into the final round of the tournament.
Second place in the Super Senior division features a four-way tie between Raymonde Germain of
The Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Senior Championship is contested over three rounds of stroke play (54-holes). Any tie after 54 holes will result in a hole-by-hole playoff. The field is open to players who have reached the age of 50 by the date of the first round.
A complete list of competitors, starting times and full post-round results for the 2011 Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Senior Championship can be found at www.golfcanada.ca/championships.
World Golf Hall of Fame memberMarlene Streit was on hand to hand out some awards.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Top senior amateurs ready to compete for The Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Senior Championship
The field of 111 players competes for the Ada Mackenzie Trophy over three rounds of stroke play. Simultaneously, the first two rounds of the championship feature an inter-provincial team competition and a Super-Senior championship, which is open to players 60 years of age and older.
“We are thrilled that Whitevale Golf Club will have the opportunity to host its first national championship,” said Matt MacKay, Golf Canada Tournament Director. “The strong field that we have in attendance this year is sure to be treated to a beautiful golf course and a wonderful championship. We could not ask for a better conclusion to the 2011 Royale Cup events.”
Friday, August 19, 2011
Gang, we have a big problem right now here at Whitevale, and its NOT people neglecting to repair ball marks. It's ball marks being repaired incorrectly, and its turned into a cancer that is consuming our greens.
I need every one's help on this! We have had 5 people working on fixing incorrectly repaired ball marks for the past few weeks, and I don't think we are making any head way.
It should take about 15 seconds to properly fix a ball mark if you do it correctly. If you do it wrong, it takes us at lest four times longer to repair it.
I want to go through some very simple steps to refresh all members on how it needs to be done!
Lesson 1. If your ball mark looks like this after you have fixed it, please stop fixing your ball marks!! You are doing it wrong! There should be turf, not soil showing when you are complete.
Very simply someone lifted up the center of this ball mark bringing the soil to the surface. Although level and puttable, this will take more than a month to fill in under optimal growing conditions!
The only thing worse than that mark.........................is this,
This ball mark was also lifted up in the center, but then it was NOT tapped down FIRMLY with the bottom of a putter. The result is the greens mower scalping even more of the turf as we mow over this high spot.
So here we go......Lesson 2
Have a ball mark repair tool always, this is a much heavier duty tool I use because it is so much easier to hold onto, but, it still has the simple two prongs.
So here is a good example of a ball mark which someone lifted up the center bringing the soil to the surface, The first thing I do here is to actually dig a bit of the soil out and throw it into the blue grass so it has the dimple that all ball marks leave.
Lesson 3, insert repair tool on an angle beside the mark, making sure there is grass between the prongs and the visible soil.
Next, move the TOP of the repair tool (the part you are holding onto) toward the mark.
Sometimes a GENTLE twisting motion helps. What we are accomplishing here is stretching the surrounding turf toward the mark.
Do this on both sides of your mark. Usually multiple times, on both sides, moving the ball marker further out stretching turf as far as 3 inches from the actual mark, towards the damaged area. The turf will stretch with a little work.
If the center is high, and soil is near the surface use the prongs on their side and push that soil straight down.
Don't be afraid to use your thumbs to help knit the turf, and level it down toward to center of the mark.
If its good for the left side, you know its good for the right side!
It must be tapped down with the bottom of your putter. Do it many times as this area is much larger than the bottom of your putter, so move it around and keep tamping. Don't be afraid of using too much down force, firm is the key to success!! And don't bother stepping on it, the soft spikes will stop the bottom of your shoe from leveling and firming the area!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Junior/ Senior Tournament
The Annual Junior/ Senior Event took place on Sunday August 14th and it was another great success.
The Team of Ryan and Mark Brewer were the Champs this year in the 18 hole Event.
Winners of the 9 Hole Event were Brenden and Paul Dunphy.
Thanks to all those who donated to the Prize table. As always it was a fun afternoon!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
To view a list of the tee times that are available, go to your Home Page in the My Bookings tee time area and click on the Royale Reciprocal Button.
During the initial period (until midnight, Wednesday August 16), reciprocal requests are made online.
Each A, B and C member may be included in only one request. A request may include 2, 3 or 4 players, but not guests or juniors. Please be careful in making a request because there is currently no means of updating requests once they have been submitted.
The Pro Shop will perform a draw on Thursday morning, and the results of the draw will be posted as soon as they are available. Priority will be given to those people who are volunteers in the Royale Cup.
Once the draw has been posted, the Pro Shop will accept phone calls to assign open spots and to assign tee times to those members who do not yet have a reciprocal.
Beginning Saturday morning, the Pro Shop will accept second requests and requests that include junior members. All juniors must be accompanied by a senior member.
Please obey the Whitevale dress code at all courses (no cargo shorts, soft spikes, no hats inside, etc.) and respect any restrictions that the club sets forth.
Some courses will require you to use a power cart, at your expense.
Many courses prohibit cell phones.
Both St. George's and Oakdale require unaccompanied guests to use a forecaddie (for a fee).
Friday, August 12, 2011
..................You want to ask. The answer is.........Because it broke down and we are waiting on a part delivery before it can be moved!
The question in case you haven't been to the club today.......................................
Why is there a tractor parked at the chipping green?
We cant even tow it back to the shop with out dragging the bucket and blower causing damage to the turf, and potentially damaging the tractor.
We are hoping to have the part here and installed by mid week!
So if you ever fantasized about being on our greens crew, climb into the driver seat and pretend you are in control!!
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Congratulations to all those who competed in this year's Club Championship.
Championship Monday was a perfect day for golf and there were some exciting finishes in all the Flights.
For all the Championship Results visit - www.golfscoring.net/whitevale
Anglea Colm and Mark Burrell are the 2011 Club Champions!
Our Junior Champions!
Girls - Kaprice Brackenbury
Bantam - Luke O'Neill
Juvenile - Sean McCullough
Junior - Ryan Brewer
A Flight Champion - Craig Ferns
A Flight Champion - Barb Rogers
A Flight Net Champion - Andrew Jackson
The Champion in action!